AUGHTON motor racing star Sean Huyton extended his championship lead last weekend – despite being involved in two crashes and suffering from mechanical problems at Cadwell Park.
The latest round of three races in the Ginetta GT5 championship saw Huyton emerge with a battered and bruised car, a win and a lead of 28 points.
Each race at the Lincolnshire track contained enough incidents to cover a weekend, with Huyton involved in two in the first, while he nursed a limping car home in the final race.
After a sedate qualifying session, he qualified with his first ever pole of the season in race one, while was second on the grid for race two.
The races then took on a different aspect for all drivers, as Huyton explained.
He said: “I lost count of the amount of crashes, spins and bumps in each race, and that was just the things that happened around me!
“The racing was fun and I’m delighted to come away having extended my championship lead, especially as the car was severely damaged after race one and lost power near the end of the third race.
“Sometimes races can have plenty of incidents, but next time I’m hoping for a lot less as it can have a devastating effect on your car and points.
“I’m sure it was due to most people not having spent time racing at Cadwell Park, so the finer points of racing there were being discovered while racing, which is never ideal.”
COVERAGE of Huyton from Cadwell Park in the Ginetta GT5 championship will be on Motors TV (Sky channel 413) soon. Sean’s next race will be at Snetterton over the weekend August 4-5. To keep up-to-date with his progress follow Sean on twitter @seanhuyton